Status of Women Council of the NWT
Status of Women Council of the NWT
 

Board of Directors

 
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Violet Camsell-Blondin

President
Tlicho Region, Behchoko
Appointed June 2016

Violet Camsell-Blondin was appointed to the Status of Women Council board on June 1, 2016.  She is currently the President of the board.  Violet is a member of the Dogrib Rae Band, born and raised in Behchoko, and completed high-school in Yellowknife.  Continuing education has been important to Violet who completed a General Management Certificate Program through the University of Lethbridge, as well as numerous other business and community administration courses.

Violet is currently the chair for the Wek’eezhii Land and Water Board, prior to being chair she was the coordinator for the Dogrib Renewable Resources Committee.  She was also a member of the West Kitikmeot Slave Study Society which conducted traditional knowledge and scientific research.  Violet was the Executive Director for the Dogrib Treaty 11 Council and provided administrative support for the finalisation of the Tlicho Self Government and Land Claims Agreement.  She was also the Board President of the Rae-Edzo Native Women’s Association.


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Andrea Steed

South Slave Region, Fort Smith
Appointed December 2017

Bio to come.


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Catherine Mackeinzo-Taylor

Sahtu Region, Deline
Appointed December 2017

Bio to come.


Martina Norwegian

Deh Cho Region, Fort Simpson
Appointed June 2016

Martina was born and raised in Liidlii Kue and comes from humble beginnings.  She has learned through experience to not take anyone for granted in her life and is a voice of women who struggle to find their own voice.  Martina is passionate about language and speaks South Slavey.  Her dedication to education is strong as she is chairperson for the Dehcho Divisional Education Council and sits on the Local District Education Authority. She is dedicated to spreading the word of God and is a representative for On Eagle’s Wings a children’s ministry program.  She has been involved with the historical society preserving the local history for 25 years. Martina is a strong leader that has a quiet and caring nature always helping to empower women to be their best.  


Arlene Hache

North Slave Region, Yellowknife
Appointed June 2017

Arlene Hache, a person who has experienced homelessness is well known across the Northwest Territories and Nunavut as an advocate for social change. As a result of her work in the North, Arlene was awarded the Order of Canada in 2009 and then the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal in 2012. Arlene has participated on several research teams and is a published author. Arlene was a founder and the Executive Director of Centre for Northern Families for 25 years.  Arlene actively participated in the development, implementation and evaluation of every program offered at the Centre. She is also a past Wise Women Recipient for the year 1998. 
 


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Rita Arey

Beaufort Delta Region, Aklavik
Appointed August 2017

Bio to come.